The Story of Orange Avocado Jewelry...

  • Year 1990. Year 1996. Year 2021 - i wanted to write a poem

    Published Jan 12 2021 in Custom Pieces, extra-wide ring, key chain, sterling silver ring

    i wanted to write a poem that describes my love for you


    Year 1990. 

    31 years ago she went away for school.  He wrote her a poem and tucked it into her winter boots that he sent to her.

    Year 1996.

    She framed the poem for their 5th wedding anniversary. 

    Year 2020. 

    22 years later she had the first verse made into a key chain so that he can have it with him when she was not with him. 


    Year 2021.

    She had a 10 mm extra wide sterling silver ring made with that first verse on it. 

    Love is enduring.


  • A Hundred Times 2020

    Published Dec 31 2020 in Custom Pieces

    Closing this year with a special commission. “I hope to remain, the earth beneath your travelled feet, the place you walk to a hundred times.” A mother wrote a poem to her daughter and ended it with this heartfelt sentence. Created four rings to be given to her kids and herself with the inscription “A hundred times”. Family is everything. ✨

    Thank you for sharing your stories with me this past year. You let me into your lives with your words both happy and sad and all so meaningful. Then we created thoughtful pieces of jewelry together.

    I always head into the new year with the intention of expanding my jewelry techniques and sharing it with you; always feeling that I am just barely scratching the surface of what I can learn. Such a big wide world out there and that’s the exciting part of this jewelry adventure. And I am so grateful.❤️

    #ahundredtimes #family #sterlingsilver #bespokejewelry #littlefish #bigworld

  • A Generation of Jewelry

    Published Nov 20 2020 in Custom Pieces

    The beauty of bespoke jewelry is the ability to make something out of nothing.  This customer wanted to gift her mother a set of jewelry that represented the extended family.   I always say to my customers that "less is more".  I also believe in creating pieces that are big in inspiration:  Thoughtfully designed jewelry.  The collection began with fine silver organic shaped links representing her 3 children linked together with gold jump rings representing 6 grandkids & a bracelet with bronze links for the 4 great grandchildren.  The heart necklace was from her husband to her.  The heart necklace was especially poignant as her husband was ill and in the hospital at the time that this set was created.  She will wear this set knowing that her family is close by.    

  • The Ability to Communicate Opens the Door to Life

    Published Nov 16 2020 in Custom Pieces

    26 Letters. Infinite Possibilties.

    I created a custom fine silver pendant for a mom of a nonspeaking son who used a letter board to communicate. Antigone reached out to me to create this "spelling to communicate" board (S2C) pendant necklace. The pendant measured 16mm x 12mm.  

    This necklace symbolized what has been a lifeline for Antigone's son and the family. It is his key to communication! The letter board was designed based on the letter boards from "Growing Kids Therapy". These boards have a hand slot on the side & are smaller for ease of portability. These spelling to communicate boards "enhances communication to lead to "autonomy, independence & inclusion" (taken from: 

    I was truly  honoured and excited to make this necklace for this mom.   

    Thank you Antigone.

    It's all about #inclusion #nonspeaking #communication

  • Curve Collection: FW20/21

    Published Aug 27 2020 in New Collections


    Curve Collection is one of fluid lines in signature Orange Avocado Jewelry bronze & fine silver links.  It is a minimalistic collection that speaks volumes.  Graceful forms are linked in unison to compose simple yet intriguing shapes that follow the curves of your body.  This collection has been created when parts of the world seem to be in chaos and uncertainty.  The semi-precious stones in this collection are in gorgeous jewel tones.  Faceted apatite in deep blues & greens, deep red garnet stones and smokey quartz add luxury to this collection.  The Curve Collection represents what we need right now:  Classic pieces representing stability and something to ground ourselves with.  Sandra has designed each piece with balance and proportion in mind.   It is a collection emanating a quiet strength with seamless transitions from earrings, necklaces to bracelets.   The Curve Collection:   Where simple is outstanding.

    Explore The Curve Collection.


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